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Emily Taylor

Elder law Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Emily

Learn Emily’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    25%
    Special Needs Trusts, Long Term Care Planning, ALTCS

    16 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Special Needs Planning

    14 years

  3. Guardianship
    25%
    Uncontested Guardianships and Conservatorships

    16 years

  4. Trusts
    25%
    Revocable, Living, Special Needs

    14 years

Originally from the midwest, Emily moved to Arizona to pursue her higher education. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2003, and in 2007, she earned her Juris Doctorate at the James E. Rogers College of Law, at The University of Arizona.  

Emily is a member of The State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, and SARRC's Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council. Emily also serves on the AzNAELA Board of Directors, is on the Mental Health & Special Needs Planning Executive Council of the State Bar of AZ, and volunteers with the Maricopa County Bar Association's Probate Lawyers Assistance Project.

Emily was selected for inclusion in the Arizona Super Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2021.

For over fifteen years, Emily has advised individuals, couples, families, and fiduciaries on legal matters related to long term care planning (Medicaid/ ALTCS planning), special needs trusts, guardianship, conservatorship, estate planning and more.

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Emily R. Taylor
Arizona Elder Law Attorney
Taylor & Lihn, PLLC

Location

Emily R. Taylor, Attorney PLLC
1747 East Morten Avenue
Suite 105
Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Reviews

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Posted by Elizabeth | July 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful experience
Emily and her team supported me in my role as trustee of my nephews special needs trust. They responded timely to my questions, Claire’s my role and helped me become his guardian. I am very grateful.
Posted by Bill | June 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Emily it was a pleasure working with you and your staff. Very Professional and very friendly. If we need your help again we would not hesitate to call you. Thanks so much. Fran, Bill, Jackie
Posted by Stephen | April 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooths the Road Ahead
Our experience with Emily Taylor involved wills, a special needs trust, financial and medical directives and planning for long term care. This last area is a legal labyrinth full of variables, complexities and for the clients financial worry that goes beyond the ordinary to a kind of terror. Emily handled it all with aplomb, with kindness, with speed, with computer programming that turned a maze into a straight road! Emily is a true expert: fully informed, both prepared and resourceful…. and, hey, kindly and patient in answering all of our questions as well! We entered her office worried, afraid...we left feeling secure, protected. We can’t imagine offering anyone a higher rating than the one we give Emily Taylor. Steve & Beth, AZ
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Posted by Vernon | May 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney and Caring Indivdual
We hired Emily Taylor to develop our Living Will and Trust. She was a joy to work with during the entire process. As we are new to Arizona, we prefer not to drive into Phoenix from our location and Emily agreed to meet us at a site closer to our home for the initial meeting and for the signing of the final documents. Emily was very patient during the entire process and fully answered all of our questions and concerns around the Living Will and Trust. We recommend, without reservation, Emily Taylor for any Living Will and/or Trust development work.
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Posted by Dan | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Elder Law Attorney
Emily is an excellent Elder Law Attorney, our family hired her to guide us through the ALTCS process, and found her not only to be supremely competent, but extremely kind and patient answering all our questions and concerns. No follow up phone calls were necessary because she kept us informed as the process moved along. In the end we were approved thanks to Emily's expertise in navigating the process.
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Posted by Gary | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable and reponsive
Emily consulted with us and advised us regarding the ALTCS. She provided us with our options and after more research we decided we needed her expertise. She was very responsive to our needs and kept us focused on the issues. We are out of state but that did not impact our ability to contact her. I would definitely recommend her .
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Posted by Pat | April 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knew I wanted her for my lawyer right away
Emily contacted me by e-mail the same day I found her on avvo.com. She called the next day exactly when we agreed she would call. And I knew she knew her stuff because I had researched my legal needs and talked to other lawyers. I felt comfortable with her knowledge, commitment to help me, and her transparency about fees. I'm glad I found her!!
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Posted by Jennifer | November 12, 2014
Excellent knowledge and very helpful
Emily Taylor completed the power of attorney documents for my husband and I, and I could not have been more impressed with her service. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and answered all of our questions thoroughly. She was respectful and helpful with all of our wishes Her follow-up was quick and I appreciated all of her assistance. I would highly recommend her services.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • The Law Offices of Kelly J. McDonald
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Bivens & Associates, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • DeConcini McDonald Yetwin & Lacy, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • University of Arizona
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Special Needs Alliance
  • 2022 - Present
  • Arizona NAELA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2017 - Present
  • SARRC Professional Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Mental Health and Elder Law
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Detour Company Theatre
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Department of Economic Security
  • 2014
  • For Love of Justice - Pro Bono Award
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
  • 2014
  • Southwest Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Southwest Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
Endorse Emily
Elder law Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is a knowledgeable and empathetic attorney who serves her clients well with respect to special needs and elder law planning. She is an excellent resource and it's a pleasure to know her!"
Elder law Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly recommend Emily Taylor to clients for special needs planning and ALTCS long term care planning. She is well-known and well-respected in the legal community. She is thorough, thoughtful, and approachable. Emily is a terrific resource to families navigating elder law, special needs, and estate planning issues."
Elder law Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Emily for many years. She is very compassionate, sensitive to her clients' needs, and knowledgeable. I don't know other lawyers that work as hard as she does. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is well versed in elder law including ALTCS."
Probate Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emily is genuine, thoughtful, caring and talented. She is able to handle a variety of complex legal matters and produce excellent results for her clients."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I love referring clients to Emily because I know that she will take fantastic care of them. She is passionate and extremely smart."
Elder law Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated to her clients. I endorse her in the areas of Elder Law and ALTECS."
Probate Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Taylor's advice is spot on; she takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and plainly addresses legal issues. I have known her since law school and find her to be an excellent attorney."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily is an experienced and professional attorney who cares about her clients and the services she provides them. She is thorough and diligent in her representation and committed to ensuring the best for every client."
Probate Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"Emily is very professional, knowledgeable, and she has a great reputation with attorneys and judges in the legal community. She is courteous and thorough, and it is always a pleasure to work with her."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emily Taylor is one of the most diligent, competent people I've ever met. In an area of law that requires attention to detail, she exudes all the necessary qualities to accomplish the matter at hand-- all the while keeping the client informed and comfortable through what could be a very overwhelming process. Attorneys can refer their elder law matters to Emily and feel confident that their clients will be taken care of from beginning to end, and clients can feel that their attorney, Emily, is handling their matter dutifully and with integrity."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emily is an incredible attorney. She is organized, thorough, and possesses attention to detail that many attorneys lack. Entrusting your matter to Emily will ensure that it is handled appropriately, timely, and efficiently. I would trust Emily with my own family if ever and issue were to arise."
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Phoenix Elder law Lawyer Emily Taylor
Emily Taylor
Elder law Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 16 years